Mobile phone use and driving

Over the last few years we have all seen increased use of mobile phones. They are now an integral part of our everyday lives, with many of us feeling that we cannot ‘live’ without them. Mobile phones not only allow us to make calls and receive texts but also make it easier to access social … Continue reading Mobile phone use and driving

September means one thing – School’s Back!

Whether you’re a parent, grandparent, child minder or driver, it’s important that you take extra care on the roads this September and encourage your children to do the same. It’s a well-known fact that the start and end of the school day brings an increase in traffic and congestion around schools. The ‘school run’ is … Continue reading September means one thing – School’s Back!

Influencing Travel Behaviour Summer 19 Newsletter for Schools

Issue 1 - Spring 2019 The Influencing Travel Behaviour Team (ITB) provides road safety  education and training to pupils, promotes sustainable travel and also helps schools to develop and implement their travel plans. Whats have we been up to in Leeds? Bike Friendly School Co-op Academy Priesthorpe is the first secondary school in West Yorkshire … Continue reading Influencing Travel Behaviour Summer 19 Newsletter for Schools

Schools Yorkshire Tour 2019

Leeds pupils take part in 200 mile Yorkshire cycle relay Leeds pupils have taken part in the Schools Yorkshire 200 mile cycle relay this week. Pupils from various schools across the city have been transporting the baton from school to school, starting at Guiseley Primary School in the north of the city and finishing at … Continue reading Schools Yorkshire Tour 2019

Moving on to secondary School: A road safety guide for parents

For many children, starting secondary school is the time when they experience travelling independently for the first time. You and your child should know when they have the skills and are ready to travel independently and safely, and it is a good idea to start to think about your child’s new journey with them well … Continue reading Moving on to secondary School: A road safety guide for parents

Summer Road Safety

With all this unsettled weather we’ve been having, it’s hard to know what to do day by day, let alone what to do this summer and planning your family adventures. Whether you are going on a long road trip or just hoping for a few days out over the summer holidays, sometimes travelling with kids … Continue reading Summer Road Safety

You look… but do you see?

Original road safety films highlight ‘inattentional blindness’ What do cymbals, wands, sausages and cartwheels have in common? They all feature in brilliant educational films and podcasts made by Y7 and Y8 students and launched today to help promote road safety. Four groups of young people took part in the project, supported by the Police and … Continue reading You look… but do you see?